WATCH: Christine Mboma ‘Pats’ Sha’Carri Richardson After Defeating Her in 200m Race at Brussels Diamond League

Published 09/04/2021, 9:15 AM EDT
Athletics – 2021 World Athletics U20 Championships – Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi, Kenya – August 21, 2021. Namibia’s Christine Mboma celebrates winning Women’s 200 meters final. REUTERS/Baz Ratner


Some of the finest athletes in the world are competing in the Diamond League meet in Brussels. Even though Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are not taking part in the meet, there are still plenty of talents on the track. Namibian teenager Christine Mboma is one of the them, and looks to be a rising star. She won the 200-meter race and shocked the audience in attendance with her incredible pace. However, after the race, she took a cheeky little dig on the American athlete Sha’Carri Richardson.

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Christine Mboma refuses to hug Sha’Carri Richardson

In an explosive race, the teenager ran one of the best races of her life and took home the gold medal. But, her stock went through the roof after a cheeky little dig on Richardson. The sprinter crossed the line and hugged her fellow competitor, Dina Asher-Smith. Having said that, she just patted Richardson on her shoulder and quite evidently refused to hug her.

A funny moment from the champion.

Richardson has been in the news lately for her off-track activities. After getting banned from taking part in Tokyo Olympics 2020, she has had a tough return to competition. After she finished last in her comeback race, Richardson’s post-race behavior put her in the spotlight.

Richardson will be looking back to figure out what she must do to tap her undoubted potential.

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Tight race in Brussels

The race itself was a tight affair. Mboma finished the race by setting a time of 21.84. Olympic bronze medalist, Shericka Jackson took home the silver after finishing with a time of 21.95 while Asher-Smith won the bronze medal.

Mboma couldn’t contain her excitement as she spoke about her victory after the race.

“I’m really happy with this win because it’s my first Diamond League race. To be able to win in such a strong field is great.”

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“It has been a very tough and busy season with the Olympics and the world junior championships, but I’m still in good shape,” said Mboma.

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It was an incredible performance from the athlete and she looks to be improving all the time. As for Sha’Carri, she needs to get her head down and focus on what went wrong.

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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